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Well it has varied group to group. I have to wait until they are semi-independent first with independent work and figure out if I have a class who mostly gets along with each other or if it is a class full of behavior problems.
In the years I've had tough kiddos I only put pairs of students together, which means 8 to 10 centers depending on how many students I have. Typically, they do independent work first and when they are done they go to their center. They go to one center day (this way I don't have to constantly come up with new centers) and work on unfinished work and then when I'm done with my first activities.
The past year when I taught Kindergarten, I went with 3 students per center and had 5 to 6 centers. I went with 3 instead of 4 because I had 3 computers and that was one center. I also had Library, Listening Center, Word Work, Games (these were educational games), and Writing center. My students favorite center was writing when I included Write The Room. They also completed independent work first, then did 1 center so I only had to change them weekly, worked on incomplete work, and then when I'm done with my work activities.
Any specific questions feel free to leave them in the comments.
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